It must be one of the most difficult things to go through. To lose your home to foreclosure. Over the last few years we have seen the American dream crumble before our eyes. Countless families have had to give back the place they thought they were going to raise their children in. An investemnt that was going to be the largest and best of their lives ended up being exactly the opposite.
Whether the people losing their homes should have ever qualified to buy in the first place is not a debate I want to have. Who to blame for the entire mess is also something I don’t want to touch.
What I wanted to point out today instead is that Google is now including foreclosures in Google Maps. I think it is a big deal and is important for you to all be aware of. I have embedded a Google Map with the foreclosure data below for 90210 as an example.
I know that these properties need to be seen to be bought. I know that almost every buyer that you meet wants or at least thinks they want to buy a foreclosure. Just not sure how I feel about this mass exposure outside of the real estate specific portals…
If it were your home on the map how would you feel? Should these properties be included in the most viewed mapping system in the world?
Would love your thoughts below.
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